ATTs become a condition of a licence for certain routine and lawful activities

ATTs become a condition of a licence for certain routine and lawful activities

As of September 2, 2015, individuals with restricted or prohibited firearms may be eligible to have conditions attached to a firearms licence for certain routine and lawful transportation purposes.

If you possess a valid ATT, you will obtain, as a condition of your licence, the transportation activities of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms listed below:

  1. Transportation to and from all shooting clubs and ranges
  2. Transportation to and from any place a peace officer, firearms officer of Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) is located
  3. Transportation to and from a business that holds a licence authorizing it to repair or appraise prohibited or restricted firearms
  4. Transportation to and from a gun show
  5. Transportation to a port of exit, in order to take them outside Canada and from a port of entry
  6. Transportation of newly acquired restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms from the place of acquisition to the licence holder’s dwelling house or other place authorized by the CFO


If you do not possess a valid ATT, you will get the relevant transportation purposes added as a condition to your firearms licence when you:

  1. acquire your first restricted firearm or acquire additional restricted or prohibited firearms. The CFP will issue you a new licence card indicating that special conditions are attached
  2. request a new or replacement ATT during valid period of licence
  3. renew your firearms licence with restricted and/or prohibited privileges

Once the conditions have been added to the firearms licence, you are no longer required to request additional ATTs unless it is for a purpose other than those that have been added as a condition to the licence.

Existing paper ATTs are still valid and remain valid until expiry. In addition, as of September 2, 2015, if you are possessing a valid ATT to transport a firearm to and from a shooting club or range for the purposes of target practice, you have, as a condition on your licence, the six transportation conditions.


Please read the official RCMP post regarding the changes

 
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